Redefine Your Definition of Travel and Redefine Your Life

If you want to travel the world, then it can be easy to decide where you want to go and where you want to explore. But it can be harder to put those plans in motion and actually make the plans happen. But what is one of the biggest reasons why your plans get put on hold? Money! It can be hard to travel often with limited funds. But you can rethink how you plan and book a vacation. So here are some of the ways that you can travel more, simply by redefining your interpretation of a vacation.


Stay With Family or Friends

In order to make travel more affordable and make it happen more, then being able to stay with family or friends can be a really good idea. So if you know people that have moved away to far-flung locations, why not get in touch to see if something like that could work? O you’re used to luxury vacations, then sleeping on a mattress on the floor may be a surprise to you. But it can mean you can travel cheaply and see the sights that you want to.

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Consider Staying With Host Families

In the same way that you would stay with friends or family that you know, this would be a similar thing, except it is staying with families that you don’t know. You can do this several ways, such as renting out just a room in the house on somewhere like Airbnb, or looking online to find Homestay accommodation. It can mean that you get to travel cheaply, but it also means you can really immerse yourself in the culture of the place. If you’re used to staying quite insular when you’re on vacation, then it can take some getting used to, but it can be a much more rich, and rewarding experience.



Work When You’re Away

If you want to be able to go away for longer periods of time, then it could be a good idea to think about working when you’re away. This could mean getting a work visa ahead of time so that you can earn money, or looking at a setup program like teaching English as a second language abroad. You could also look to work in your current job remotely, or start working freelance. As long as you’ve got the internet, then you can do the work when it fits in with your schedule.




A really great way to experience countries and cultures that you are unlikely to have thought of, looking to volunteer abroad can be a great thing to do. There are many charities that you can work with, who will help you to find places to stay and arrange transfers for you to join their projects abroad. You get to really make a difference in the world, rather than just focusing your travels on what you want to do.


Have you got any experience of these things? It would be great to hear how you rethink your travels.

Marcus, 30, Manchester, UK. Things I love: Family, Friends, My Dog Harry, Sport, Travel, Chocolate, Technology, The Outdoors, Music, Films and More Chocolate. Thanks for stopping by.
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